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Tech job seekers clashing with employers over remote working expectations

This is a story from hackajob – the tech recruitment platform, with new research which looks at the expectations of workers in the technology industry post-pandemic. The research points to mismatched expectations between employers and potential employees: • While businesses think workers most want hybrid working (76%) the same is not true of job seekers • When asked about the benefits they want from a job, more than seven in ten (72%) recruits say remote working, while just half (55%) agree with employers that a hybrid working model is preferable • Half (50%) of tech businesses think it is harder to build a strong team remotely • Among recruits, just 22% think working from home negatively affects office culture

Contributor: Archie Garber | Published: 9 October 2021

Just one in ten furloughed workers is looking urgently for a new job

As the Job Retention Scheme enters its final weeks, only 11% of workers still on furlough are searching urgently for a new job, according to new research from the world’s largest job site Indeed. The labour market has rebounded strongly since the end of lockdown, with the unemployment rate falling to 4.7% and job postings surging past pre-pandemic levels. However, at the same time, employers across a range of sectors are struggling to fill vacancies. Over half of people currently out of work are not actively seeking a new job, while many unemployed workers are being selective about what they apply for because they have a sufficient financial cushion.

Contributor: Jack Kennedy, UK economist - Indeed | Published: 20 August 2021

UK grad jobs triple year-on-year

Graduate hiring was hard hit by the pandemic and has been slow to recover. Many employers simply stopped creating entry-level positions and focused hiring instead on senior leaders to help steer them through the pandemic storms, as well as filling urgent open roles. But things seem to be bouncing back just in time for the class of 2021, with our data showing 10 consecutive weeks of growth in graduate hiring and vacancies are finally returning to healthy levels.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter, Co-founder - Adzuna | Published: 29 July 2021

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Six-in-ten marketers looking for new opportunities

New research conducted at the end of last year by recruitment firm Hays alongside the Chartered Institute of Marketing, has provided new insights into marketers’ views towards the workplace and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contributor: Clare Kemsley, Managing Director - Hays Marketing | Published: 20 May 2021

Graduate jobs market risks becoming a closed shop following Covid-19

A report from Handshake shows half of businesses believe the shift towards online networks driven by the pandemic presents a chance to level the playing field – but in reality, the UK is seeing a swathe of inclusion problems dubbed “netpotism” – tapping into existing contacts online like family friends, former colleagues and school networks.

Contributor: Dimitar Stanimiroff, General Manager EMEA - Handshake | Published: 19 April 2021

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Are you allowed to ask applicants if they have a criminal Record?

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 allows most convictions (and cautions) to be considered spent after a specified period of time. Once a caution or conviction is spent the person is considered rehabilitated and the ROA treats the person as if they had never committed an offence. 

Contributor: Emma O’Leary | Published: 16 October 2019

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Three-in-ten plan to change jobs in 2019

For example, 45 percent of people working in large firms feel their capabilities are being wasted – in micro and small businesses the number drops to 31 percent and 29 percent respectively. Similarly, 47 percent of those in large enterprises feel undervalued by their employer.

Contributor: Ritam Gandhi | Published: 19 January 2019

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15th January will be busiest day for job applications

January is always an exceptionally busy time for recruitment as workers look to make a change in their lives and fulfil their New Year’s resolutions,” says Nick Kirk, UK Managing Director at Michael Page. “As a result, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd amongst a sea of other applicants.

Contributor: Nick Kirk | Published: 15 January 2019

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One In three lie in Job Interviews and On Their CV’s

More than 38 percent of UK people admitted to lying on their CV and in job interviews, the new research carried out nationwide by #1 hiring app JOB TODAY shows that the most popular lies include: Being able to speak a foreign language. Lying about previous experience, with some people even putting down celebs as references! 

Contributor: Polina Montano | Published: 25 August 2018

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Company reputation more important than ever in crowded jobs market

The Vast majority of British jobseekers deem it essential to research a company’s reputation before applying for a job. Name recognition remains vital, with only one in nine candidates deeming it unimportant. More than half of jobseekers automatically distrust a company with no internet presence.

Contributor: Bill Richards | Published: 9 August 2018